Timothy M. Smith
AMA Affiliated Groups
- Contributing News Writer,
Timothy contributes news stories on a freelance basis. He was a senior staff writer at the AMA from 2016 to 2017 and has more than 10 years’ experience writing about health care. He previously served as director of communications for Venice Family Clinic, the then-largest free clinic in the country, where he wrote extensively about accessibility of care, health care reform and health policy. He is a graduate of Indiana University.
5 ways to support LGBTQ patients during COVID-19—and after
Learn with the AMA and LGBTQ physician leaders about where patients need the most help and how to connect with expert resources.
Help patients adjust to telehealth by remembering the human touch
Learn with the AMA how virtual visits can strengthen connections with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
End-of-life care challenges during COVID-19: What doctors must know
COVID-19 often robs patients of the ability to express their wishes. Learn with the AMA how advance directives can ease some strain for everyone involved.
COVID-19 behind bars: 5 ways to support correctional physicians
Learn with the AMA about how to help make U.S. prisons and jails safer for inmates, staff and surrounding communities.
Accelerating Change in Medical Education
Online lectures make teaching informatics easier during COVID-19
Effectively mining health data is critical to the pandemic fight. A webpage dedicated to this crucial medical education topic is part of an AMA-curated collection of remote teaching assets.
Medical School Life
How medical schools are making clerkships virtual during COVID-19
Learn with the AMA about real-world examples of electives, rounds, rotations and clinical examinations conducted remotely as medical students work from home.
Thinking twice about the rush to give CPR to COVID-19 patients
Reviving infected patients presents huge risks to health care workers. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics outlines who has do-not-resuscitate (DNR) authority.
SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials underway: How to protect participants
The fundamentals of ethical research are steadfast, even for vaccine trials in a pandemic. Opinions from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics outline top-level concerns.